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2013 NFL mock draft: Cardinals draft Geno Smith, writes Todd McShay

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There's no question that the Cardinals could use some help at the quarterback position. ESPN NFL Draft expert Todd McShay projects that the help could come in the form of West Virginia's Geno Smith


With the Arizona Cardinals in desperate need of help at the quarterback position, ESPN College Football and NFL Draft expert Todd McShay has the team pegged to select West Virginia signal caller Geno Smith in his first mock draft.

McShay notes that the list of top quarterbacks available "still needs some work" but projects Smith as the premier talent at the position available in this year's draft and wonders if the Cardinals might be needy enough to take him with the eighth overall pick.

The 22-year-old garnered Heisman Trophy buzz early in the 2012 season, which reached its peak after the Mountaineers' 70-63 win over Baylor, in which Smith passed for 656 yards and eight touchdowns. A five-game losing streak nudged Smith out of the Heisman picture, but the senior still put together a fantastic season, throwing for 4,004 yards, with 40 touchdowns and just six interceptions. He also added 155 rushing yards and scampered for two touchdowns.